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Appointment with a Permit Technician

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City Hall Hours are Mondays through Thursdays 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM and Fridays 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Before you plan a trip to City hall, check out our Permitting Center Schedule to know when staff and services are available.

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You need to schedule an appointment for large or complex residential and commercial projects. Appointments are scheduled in one-hour increments between 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM. The time is allotted for plan check submittals and permit issuance.

You can review our Permit and Plan Submittal Information prior to scheduling an appointment or making a trip to City Hall.

Please note that proposed developments may require review or approval by the Planning Division prior to submittal to Building and Safety. You can review the Zoning and Development Regulations on the Planning Division page, meet with staff at City hall between 7:30 AM and 11:30 AM, or speak to the Planner-On-Duty by calling (310) 802-5520.

Types of projects that need an appointment:

  • New Residential Buildings
  • New Commercial Buildings
  • Major Additions and Remodels
  • Tenant Improvements
  • Other projects determined by staff 

Once you click on the “Reserve Now” tab below, you will be prompted to create a log-in using an email and password. Once your email has been confirmed, you will be able to log-in and reserve a one-hour time slot to meet with a Permit Technician. You cannot request a specific Permit Technician.

You will need to provide the following information:

  1. Your Name
  2. Your Contact Information
  3. Project Description-noted under the comments section

To get the full benefit of your scheduled time, plan to arrive at least 5 minutes early and sign in on the counter computer. Select the option "I have an appointment". Permit Technicians will continue to serve other customers until your appointment. If you arrive late for your appointed time, you may have to wait until a Permit Technician is available to assist you for the remainder of your scheduled time. 

Cancellations: If you need to cancel your appointment, please call (310) 802-5500, the Community Development general line.

Facility NameAddressPhoneAvailability
PERMIT TECH 1 (For all other appointments call 310-802-5500)1400 HIGHLAND AVE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
(310) 802-5500HourlyReserve Now
PERMIT TECH 2 (For all other appointments call 310-802-5500)1400 HIGHLAND AVE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
(310) 802-5500HourlyReserve Now